Charles Talbert's effective and insightful commentary enables the reader to grasp the full force of the literary masterpiece that is Luke’s Gospel. Talbert concentrates on Luke’s version of the prophetic nature of Jesus’ life, His anointment by the Holy Spirit and His Galilean ministry, His journey to Jerusalem and His ministry there, and His Martyrdom and Vindication. The author includes two appendixes: one on the fulfillment of prophecy in Luke and Acts, and the other on miracles in Luke and Acts.
Praise for the Print Edition
Charles Talbert, perhaps the foremost interpreter of Luke-Acts among biblical scholars in the United States, has produced an unusual and highly readable commentary. . . Reading Luke will reward every serious student of Luke-Acts with an abundance of astute observations and insights.
—Faith & Mission
An important work. It brings together in one volume the mature insights of a major North American interpreter of Luke-Acts.
- Title: Reading Luke
- Author: Charles H. Talbert
- Publisher: Smyth & Helwys
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pages: 284
About Charles H. Talbert
Charles H. Talbert is Distinguished Professor of Religion at Baylor University. He is the General Editor for Reading the New Testament Commentary and the author of several other editions in the series. He received a B.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He has written many articles, reviews, commentaries and books, including Reading the Sermon on the Mount. He has the distinction of being the only person to serve as president of both the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion and the Catholic Biblical Association.